Lucille Gertrude Coupal, 102, Hays, died Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney.

She was born Oct. 1914, in Ellsworth County to John and Katharine (Hermreck) Kueser.

She married Raymond “Tom” Coupal on Aug. 19, 1941, in Hays. He preceded her in death July 9, 1993. She was a homemaker and cook.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays.

Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, cooking, crossword puzzles and she was an avid sports fan especially the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.

Survivors include four daughters, Janice Werth and husband, Leland, Ellis, Mona Coupal, Hays, Sandy Riedel and husband, Gerald, Oshkosh, Neb., and Kathy Atkisson and husband, Bob, Stockton; a son, Raymond Coupal, Hays; five granddaughters; six grandsons; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John “Bud” Kueser and Bill Kueser; and six sisters, Helen Mullen, Marie Hawkins, Katharine Kratzer, Eleanor Ulrich, Mil Stefek and Monie Wallert.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, both at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A combined rosary/vigil will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Hays Community Assistance Center in care of the funeral chapel.

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